Congratulations are in order for Brantley Gilbert and his wife Amber. The couple just announced that they are expecting their first child.
“I’m not an emotional guy, but this has got me crying like a baby,” Brantley tells “People.” “I’m pretty good around other folks now, but when I’m by myself, if I look at one of the pictures from the doctor’s office, I lose a few tears.”
The baby is especially exciting news for the couple, who thought it would ever happen for them. They’ve actually been trying since they got married in June 2015. “We’d been to see a fertility specialist, and two different folks that told me it would be close to a miracle if it happened without IVF,” he says. “I’m not much of a quitter, but I was really, really frustrated.”
The couple decided to hold off on the IVF and in February, Amber surprised Brantley with the news that they were expecting by giving handing him three positive pregnancy tests on his tour bus. “I was literally in shock,” he says. “We’d been told it was just not in the cards, and I’m staring at this answer to many, many, many prayers.”
ONE MORE THING! Brantley has been clean and sober for five years and it took a lot of tough love from his family to get him to finally realize he needed help. His addiction resulted in him not getting to see his mom and dad for a while, as well as his two god kids who he says he “loves more than words.” He notes, “People that were really close to me that cared about me I just pushed away and other people that knew what was going on said ‘Man, no, just no.’